By ALBERT AJI and FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The head of Egypt's military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won't let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people's right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.
The agreement, made in a letter to Florida
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the economy colors and polarizes voters' attitudes, the Election Day outcome for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney may be decided on the margins by narrower issues that energize small but crucial slivers of the
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used her first meeting with Egypt's new Islamist president to press Mohammed Morsi to start a dialogue with military leaders as a way of preserving the country's transition to democracy.
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
PETERBOROUGH, England (AP) - Sebastian Coe strides onto the outdoor stage like a rock star. With music blaring, cameras clicking and flags waving, he's introduced to the cheering crowd as "the man who is making this all happen."
The Olympic torch relay has
By FRANK BAJAK and FRANKLIN BRICENOAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of following the paper trail of $51 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars provided to rebuild a broken Iraq, the U.S. government can say with certainty that too much was wasted. But it can't say how much.
In what it called
By DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up among guests at a wedding hall Saturday in northern Afghanistan, killing 23 people including a prominent ex-Uzbek warlord turned lawmaker who was the father of the bride.
The attack was the
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - Democratic governors are accusing House Republicans of deliberately sabotaging the economy to help Mitt Romney oust President Barack Obama.
"There's not a doubt in my mind that in their calculations, that they are hoping for the